Liquid: Corrosion Control Systems of Victoria (Canada) has proven that their "Ship-2-Shore" rust inhibitors, based on the company unique Fluid Thin Film Coating (FTFC) technology, offer economical and effective coating for bilges, voids and double bottoms in ships and barges. Conventional hard coatings used in these areas require extensive preparation and are prone to failure around brackets, welds and edge areas. The advantages offered by the FTFC technology are substantial - no preparation is required on new metal and only hand power tool cleaning is needed on rusty metals.
Rust inhibitors remain semi liquid after application and thus easily penetrate into welds, seams and cracks displacing moisture and scavenging oxygen leaving behind a tough impenetrable liquid barrier coating. These user and environment friendly, low fire and no explosion hazard, coatings can be welded through, cut through with a cutting torch and can be used "stand alone", painted over or used as a topcoat. According to the company, these coatings have been used since 1992 and proven to stop rusting. Waste water tanks coated with Ship-2-Shore rust inhibitors showed no sign of failure after three years general service and a six month continuous immersion cycle. Rust inhibitors are economical to apply and are suitable for these tough areas whether applied in new builds or used ships.